This broadcast discusses National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which highlights the five types of cancers unique to women. Created: 9/5/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/11/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Women: Be Aware
National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month — September 2008
September 11, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
September has been designated National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in order to draw attention to the five types of cancer unique to women — cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Every year, over 73,000 women are diagnosed with a cancer affecting their reproductive organs and more than 27,000 die of the disease. The key to prevention is awareness and action. Gynecologic cancers have warning signs, so pay attention to your body and know what's normal for you. If you notice anything unusual, see your doctor right away. After all, treatment is most effective when gynecologic cancers are found early.
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